Morgan Stanley reportedly wants to buy parts of Korean bitcoin

Investment bank Morgan Stanley reportedly wants to buy parts of Korean bitcoin exchange Bithumb

According to reputable sources, investment bank Morgan Stanley plans to invest between $254 million and $441 million.

American multinational investment bank Morgan Stanley is currently in talks to acquire a stake in top South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb, news portal Naver reported on Friday.

„Morgan Stanley was involved in the acquisition of Bithumb,“ a senior Bithumb spokesperson reportedly said.

According to the report, Morgan Stanley is considering Bitcoin Future investing between 300 billion and 500 billion Korean won ($254 million and $441 million respectively) through Vidente, which owns a 10 per cent stake in Bithumb.

„The reason Morgan Stanley used Vidente is because they understood that Vidente had the right to negotiate a preferential sale to acquire Bithumb shares,“ another source said.

According to the publication, talks with the new investor began amid difficulties over a deal with NXC Corporation, which owns gaming company Nexon and acquired Bitstamp, Europe’s oldest exchange, in 2018.

While NXC has also shown interest in buying a stake, Morgan Stanley’s offer has sidelined it, the outlet comments.

Notably, Bithumb already has a history of acquisition deals falling through as its chairman Lee Jung-hoon, who indirectly owns a majority stake in the exchange, seeks to liquidate his position.

In 2019, for example, Bithumb was in talks with Singapore-based BK Global Consortium, but that ultimately went nowhere

Rumours suggest that Morgan Stanley is in the process of launching three new bitcoin funds that will allow accredited institutional investors to participate in bitcoin’s price volatility (go to Buy Bitcoin at eToro guide).

While the bank has previously been cautious about cryptocurrencies, its clients are said to have been „clamouring“ for new crypto-focused services following Bitcoin’s meteoric rise to almost $60,000 in recent months.

The new funds could tentatively launch next month, as Morgan Stanley advisers are currently undergoing cryptocurrency-focused training to help their clients better understand the emerging digital asset market.

Bitcoin tem saído de trocas em números recordes em 2020

  • Os estoques de bitcoin em trocas caíram mais de ₿390.000 desde fevereiro, a maior queda de sempre
  • O movimento desfaz sete anos de crescimento sólido
  • A queda foi provavelmente alimentada por detentores que fizeram retiradas durante a pandemia do coronavírus

Os estoques de bitcoin em trocas caíram este ano, revertendo pela maior quantidade de sempre e desfazendo sete anos de crescimento contínuo. Isto se deve provavelmente aos detentores que se desfazem, uma vez que usam sua Bitcoin para complementar a renda perdida devido ao coronavírus, bem como alguns que se vendem com medo de seu potencial desempenho durante uma recessão global.

Os suportes de troca de bitcoin estão em colapso desde fevereiro

De acordo com dados da Glassnode, a quantidade de Bitcoin mantida nas trocas tem crescido consistentemente desde 2013, atingindo 2,97 milhões em fevereiro deste ano, onde atingiu seu topo:

Desde o pico em 12 de fevereiro, a quantidade de Bitcoin em trocas caiu consideravelmente, passando de 2,97 milhões para 2,58 milhões no final de setembro:

Esta queda nos levou de volta a níveis não vistos desde novembro de 2018 e não mostra nenhum sinal de reversão em breve.

O Coronavírus Faísca Retiradas em Massa

O momento do topo não é coincidente, vindo como aconteceu no momento em que a ameaça do coronavírus estava apenas se tornando realidade no oeste. É possível que a lógica por trás das retiradas tenha mudado ao longo do ano, mas tudo isso levou a este resultado final.

Em fevereiro, partes da China já estavam fechadas quando o vírus se instalou, o que significa que os portadores do Bitcoin podem ter começado a se retirar para pagar por itens do dia-a-dia. Em contraste, os detentores ocidentais de Bitcoin provavelmente estavam vendendo sua Bitcoin devido a preocupações sobre seu potencial desempenho à medida que a pandemia se instalava ou mesmo devido a temores de que o vírus pudesse fechar as trocas.

Mais Lockdowns significarão mais vendas

Como o impacto da COVID-19 chegou a casa no oeste em março, com os lockdowns se espalhando, a quantidade de pessoas que precisavam liberar dinheiro rapidamente aumentou, resultando em muito mais vendas de Bitcoin. Podemos assumir isto porque o movimento de saída das trocas continuou mesmo com o aumento do preço da Bitcoin ao longo do ano.

Com uma segunda onda do coronavírus assumindo partes da Europa e mais dificuldades aparentemente ainda por vir, a participação da Bitcoin nas trocas poderia muito bem continuar a cair em 2021. Isto apesar do setor estar aparentemente entrando em uma corrida de touros devido à incerteza dos mercados financeiros globais causada, ironicamente, pelo coronavírus.

Institutional investors bet on Bitcoin

Institutional investors continue to enter the Bitcoin market, leading Whale Panda to diminish the importance of altcoins.

The flow of capital from institutional investors continues to enter the crypto market. However, the vast majority of this money goes directly to Crypto Code, marginalizing the other crypt currencies in the ecosystem. For this reason, the analyst known on Twitter as WhalePanda, comments in today’s Tweet that institutional investors are betting on Bitcoin and not the alts:

Bitcoin dropped to USD 13,000

Institutional investors love Bitcoin

For a long time, it was believed in the world of crypto-currency that institutional investors did not enter the crypto-currency market due to lack of financial products for them. Therefore, companies like Bakkt concentrated all their efforts on creating products such as physical future contracts on Bitcoin. With which they hoped to attract these large investment firms.

However, the company that really hit the nail on the head to attract institutional investors was Grayscale. A company dedicated to saving investors the hassle of buying and storing crypto currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. They did this job by serving as an intermediary between investment firms and the crypto market in exchange for a commission.
Institutional investors bet on Bitcoin by increasing its price. Source: CoindeskInstitutional investors bet on Bitcoin by increasing its price.

This has opened the door to the entry of hundreds of millions of dollars into the world of cryptomonies. With institutional investors entering the Bitcoin market en masse. In what analysts such as Whale Panda, known on Twitter, is a clear sign of Bitcoin’s superiority over other cryptosystems. For, although Grayscale offers opportunities to invest in altcoins, these are not as popular as BTC:

„We’re seeing a lot of institutional investors coming into this space and all they care about is #Bitcoin. For an alt season you need retail „investors“ (gamblers) looking for „the next Bitcoin“. These people will come only when Bitcoin reaches a new record price.

Thus, Whale Panda would diminish the importance of altcoins for the crypto world. Saying that only those who gamble instead of investing in the crypto market, would be interested in acquiring these crypto currencies. Thus continuing the ongoing dispute between the defenders of Bitcoin, and those who believe in a world with a diversity of cryptosystems.

Elon Musk mówi, że Tesla nie zainstalował bankomatu Bitcoin.

Elon Musk – dyrektor generalny Tesli i SpaceX – zaprzecza, że w pobliżu swojej Gigafactory w Nevadzie posiada bankomat bitcoin.
Czy Elon Musk może po prostu zaprzeczyć?

Wszystko zaczęło się w zeszłą niedzielę, kiedy Will Reeves – dyrektor generalny firmy Fold zajmującej się płatnościami kryptograficznymi – ogłosił na Twitterze, że niedaleko od Tesli w Nevadzie zauważono Bitcoin ATM Liberty X. Tweet zawierał również obraz z Google Maps. Liberty X jest producentem i dystrybutorem Bitcoinów i bankomatów kryptograficznych.

Jednak Piżmo szybko odpowiedziało własnym przesłaniem, pisząc prosto:

Nie sądzę, żeby to było dokładne.

Tak czy inaczej, nie przeszkadza to innym serwisom informacyjnym i prywatnym źródłom w zaprzeczeniu Piżma i twierdzeniu, że w fabryce rzeczywiście znajduje się maszyna. Jedno ze źródeł twierdzi, że bankomat, podczas gdy tam jest, jest dostępny tylko dla pracowników Tesli, i że społeczeństwo nie ma do niego dostępu. W innych przypadkach donosi się, że choć Liberty X jest odpowiedzialna za instalację bankomatu, to nie jest on niczym nowym. Podobno istnieje on już od jakiegoś czasu, a możliwość sprzedaży Crypto Engine została dodana do tej maszyny dopiero niedawno.

Liberty X dostarczyła od tego czasu oświadczenie o możliwości sprzedaży, twierdząc:

Gdy tylko operatorzy aktywują tę funkcję, konsumenci mogą zacząć kupować Bitcoin z ich kartami debetowymi z bankomatów w całym kraju.

Firma stwierdziła również, że w momencie pisania oświadczenia, około 5.000 oddzielnych automatów z tą funkcją stacjonuje w całych Stanach Zjednoczonych. Mówi również, że zamierza zainstalować aż 100.000 maszyn po zakończeniu 2020 roku.

W prasie nie ma jednoznacznej odpowiedzi co do obecności maszyny. Jednak miałoby to sens, gdyby była ona w fabryce, biorąc pod uwagę, jak subtelnym orędownikiem kryptokurrency Elon Musk był w przeszłości. Nie możemy zapomnieć, że jest to ten sam człowiek, który potencjalnie był w biegu, aby służyć jako nowy prezes Dogecoin, który w przeszłości, Piżmo określił jako „najlepszą monetę“.

Podczas gdy te plany wykonawcze ostatecznie nie przyniosły żadnych rezultatów, reputacja producenta samochodów wzrosła od tego momentu, aby dać pomysł kryptońskim inwestorom wszędzie tam, gdzie jest on fanem cyfrowych aktywów.
A Mixed BTC History

Ponadto, piżmo w przeszłości często chwalił bitcoin i często mówi się, że bitcoin i Tesla akcji mają solidną korelację. Ilekroć akcje Tesli przesuwa się w górę, Bitcoin wydaje się podążać za nim i na odwrót.

W tym samym czasie, Piżmo było również w centrum kilku kryptocurrency związanych z oszustw, w tym jeden na Twitterze w lipcu ubiegłego roku, że widziałem jego konto Social Media wyprzedzony przez hakera, który przekonał ludzi, aby wysłać swoje Bitcoins do anonimowych adresów, aby mógł potencjalnie gotówki w na cyfrowych zarobków.